Thank you, Alex The Great!

21 June 2022
Thank you, Alex The Great!

The American forward leaves our club due the expiration of the agreement.

Alex Poythress moved to Zenit in 2020, having previously spent only a year in European basketball. The desire to work and develop quickly allowed the him to acclimatize both in a very busy schedule of tournaments, and in Xavier Pascual’s defense-oriented style of play, and in St. Petersburg. 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals on average per game in the VTB United League are excellent indicators for the big man, surrounded by more stellar guards and light forwards of our team in the 20/21 season.

A great game and noticeable progress allowed the blue-white to extend the agreement with Alex for another season. The forward immediately indicated his intentions and entered the team of the tournament in the Kondrashin and Belov Cup, which was victorious for us. Alex improved his performance on the main indicators in the VTB United League (13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game). Confident play led to the fact that Alex was invited to the All-Star Match both as a player and to participate in the competition for shots from above. In general, February 21/22 was the brightest for Alex: at the end of the month, Poytress was recognized as the MVP of the United League championship.

In two seasons in the Zenit jersey, Alex played 102 games in the VTB United League and the Euroleague and scored 825 points.

Alex is a vivid example of a basketball player who will do everything to make his team win. Two seasons at Zenit are a vivid confirmation of this. We wish you all the best in your future career!